John Barrowman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2018
Facts of John Barrowman
Date of Birth: 1967 , March-11
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
Name John Barrowman
Birth Name John Scot Barrowman
Nationality Scottish-American
Birth Place/City Glasgow
Profession Actor, singer, dancer, writer, Television Presenter
Married Yes
Married to Scott Gill
Divorce No
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
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The tall Scottish-American actor, John Scot Barrowman is well known to viewers for his role in the BBC Science fiction drama Doctor Who and Torchwood. John is an excellent actor, singer, dancer, presenter, and writer.

John has appeared not only in many TV Series but also movies like De-Lovely, The Producers, the Sound of Musicals and more. Barrowman has written a few memoirs and autobiography. She has also taken part in many Theater acts including Anything Goes, Rope, A Few Good Men and many more.

In  2012, John was seen in CW’s Arrow as character Malcolm Merlyn. John has been nominated for many awards including Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and also a BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor.

Early Life And Education Of John Barrowman 

Born on 11 March 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, John Scot Barrowman and his family emigrated to the United States in 1975. John possesses both British and American citizenship.

John is the youngest of three siblings. John’s mother was a singer and his father was employed by the Caterpillar heavy machinery company in Uddingston. Later in Joliet, Illinois, John attended Joliet West High School where he was highly inspired by his English and music teachers to search and pour out his inner artistic potentials.

John was moved into a Gifted Program by his English teacher and there he was continuously coached for the school's speech team. John won parts in numerous musical productions like Oliver!, Camelot, Hello and Anything Goes.

John’s father arranged for him and his siblings, jobs like shoving coal from an Illinois Power company in order to give them the taste of manual labor.T us, John worked in the power company for the entire summer of his senior year.

Later in 1985 John graduated his high school and became a naturalized citizen of the US. Then John moved to San Diego, California to study performing arts at the USIU (United States International University). Later in 1989, he returned to Britain, as required by the program to study Shakespeare for six months.

John Barrowman's Carrer

Unlike other actors, John did not jump directly into the big screen. John started his acting career at the Prince Edward Theater, West End, London in 1989 where he played the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.

For about ten years, John appeared in similar plays like Matador (1991), The Phantom of the Opera (1992), Miss Saigon (1993), Sunset Boulevard (1994-1995), Beauty and the Beast (1999). John was nominated for the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for his role of Cal Chandler in The Fix.

John also appeared in Sondheim’s Company in the Kennedy Center’s Stephen Sondheim Celebration in 2002. John also appeared in West end non-musical dramas including Rope at the Minerva Theater, Chichester in 1993 and A Few Good Men in 2005.

John then starred in musical comedy stage productions of Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theater, Aladdin over Christmas 2007-2008 and also as a guest act for the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in 2008. He also played the lead Robin Hood for the 2008-2009 seasons.

John was not only in Theater but he soon emerged as a TV Presenter as well becoming an original host of a children’s Saturday morning variety show, Live and Kicking on the BBC. John also reported on technology news as the host of Electric Circus segment of the show.

From 1994 to 1996 John appeared on the children’s television game show, The Movie Game. John was also in the judging panel on BBC One’s music talent show How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria? Again in 2007, John was a judge on the BBC One TV series Any Dream Will Do.

Then the very next year, John presented primetime BBC game show called The Kids Are All Right. In the summer of 2012, John hosted This Morning. Recently on 17 February 2014, John was seen in the daytime Channel 4 show Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts.

John Barrowman was seen in primetime Drama’s like Central Park West from 1995-1996, Titans from 2000-2001, and most importantly in Doctor Who from 2000-2010 as a character, Captain Jack Harkness, an omnisexual time traveler from the 51st century.

During the time he became very famous for his role and got his own show named Torchwood which was a spin-off series featuring a team of alien hunters which was premiered in 2006. He appeared in Torchwood till 2011. He was seen in TV Series like Animals At Work from 2008 to 2011, in Tonight’s the Night from 2009 to 2011.

John was also briefly seen in ABC’s comedy-drama-mystery series, Desperate Housewives. He appeared as character Patric logan, the evil ex-boyfriend of Wisteria Lane newcomer Angie Bolen ( Drea De Matteo), for about five episodes.

In December 2010 John was called by the directors of American musical-comedy drama series, Glee. John had hoped to be a part of the cast and crew and wanted to become one of the teachers in Glee, he also called himself a “Gleek”. But unfortunately, John did not become a part of Glee.

John Barrowman joined the TV Series, Arrow in 2012 and is till date playing the negative character Malcolm Merlyn. John acted in the movies like De-Lovely (2004), The Producers (2005), The Sound of Musicals (2006), and also had a minor role in American action thriller war film, Zero Dark Thirty.

Barrowman has also written books and autobiography. John published his first memoir and autobiography, Anything Goes, in 2008. And the following year, John published I Am Who I Am. On 2 February 2012, John published his debut fantasy novel titled Hollow Earth which was co-written by his sister Carole.

John Barrowman's Net Worth

John endorsed Democrat Barack Obama during his re-election in the 2012 presidential election. He had been nominated for Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for his work in The Fix (musical). Then in 2007, he was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award for his work in Everything Changes (Torchwood).

Again in 2008, he was nominated for TV Quick Award for Best Actor for work in Torchwood. Then in 2010, John was nominated for TV Quick Award for Best Actor for Torchwood: Children of Earth. Recently John was elated to announce that he will be touring the UK with his You Raise Me Up Tour (new album) in May and June 2015.

As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $4 million, as per celebrity net worth. 

John Barrowman's Personal Life 

With a height of 6 feet and a masculine voice and body, nobody would believe that John Barrowman is gay. But John is openly gay and his partner is Scott Gill. He met husband Scott during the production of Rope in 1993.

John and his boyfriend Scott had a wedding on December 27, 2006, when they entered into a civil partnership. They were then legally married in the state of California on July 2, 2013. John has both an American and a Scottish accent. John also works in gay rights organizations.

John is 47 years old and is famous in all sites including a wiki. Even at this age, John Barrowman is a well maintained and an active man who is still performing exceptionally well in the acting arena. 


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